[mythtv-users] MythTV & 64bit Ubuntu?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Sep 17 10:56:15 UTC 2007

Tony Marsh wrote:
>> Why do you need to run Mythtv as 32-bit on a 64-bit system?
>> Mike Perkins
> I don't need to (and, in fact don't really want to) but I've heard
> issues about getting the 32bit codecs to work under a 64bit OS, and,
> frankly, I need the GAF to be high on this one - If I'm constantly
> patching / messing around with the box, trying to get things perfect
> under a 64bit OS, I'm going to be in trouble. a lot. :)
> On the other hand, this is going to be a little more than a combined
> back/front end for myth -  I'm planning on running a couple of other
> bits and pieces (if possible) with it, so i'd prefer to ring every
> last ounce of possible performance out of the box.
Well, you're not going to wring every last ounce out of a 64-bit box by running 
32-bit programs on it. Most people here run 64-bit Myth on 64-bit hardware with 
no or very little problems. Wish I could say the same about some of the other 
apps I have tried to install...

Mike Perkins

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